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violence. in the crowd was mother of hadiya pendleton, the 15-year-old honor student who was shot and killed just a week after attending the inauguration. >> fortunately, what happened to hadiya is not unique. too many of our children are being taken away from us. two months ago, america mourned 26 innocent first graders and their educators in newtown. the overwhether he will ming majority of americans are asking for some common sense proposals to make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun. these proposals deserve a vote in congress. they deserve a vote. >> they deserve a vote. these victims of violence deserve courage from our leaders. this morning, at the white house, the president got emotional. wiping away a tear while announcing medals for the teachers and educators at sandyhook elementary who died trying to protect their kids. >> they had no idea that evil was about to strike. they could have taken shelter by themselves, but they didn't. they gave their lives to protect the precious children in their care. they gave all they had for the most innocent and helple
. but it was a suburban tragedy. >> now, with hadiya pendleton, krrksz ynthia, is it that you feel that he was ignoring it or that 4e had to wait for a second term and have the wind at his back so he can weigh in on what is a very difficult, political battle. >> even now we don't know how much we're going to get done. >> i understand why people of chicago didn't think he was going to do anything earlier. i blame the entire democratic party. >> i don't expect republicans to act on this issue. >> they should have an economic justice caring for the little people most hurt by violence. they should have been on thissish u shoo. but they were scared away from it. they were intimidated by the gun lobby. by the nra and they didn't want to touch it. >> unfortunately, it took the deaths of small, white children in newtown, connecticut to finally get the nation's attention. and we only now have the possibility of doing something about it. and you're right, reverend al, even now, with all of these deaths, it still remains a difficult, contentious issue for congress to tackle. >> well, i believe we do. i wish every
of hadiya pendleton, the chicago teen who performed at his inauguration, and obviously as we know, she was shot and killed just days afterwards. and now we have another death coming just hours after he makes his speech in chicago. and it's all just a sampling of what the president talked about, a newtown every four months happening in our cities, isn't it? >> that's right. i mean, listen, it's very, very important that the president was there and that he gave this speech. it's really a testament like princeton professor said on twitter, it's a testament to the black youth activists who started the petition and started the pressure on the president to come back home and to address these issues. it's a good model for the black opportunity and progressive activists who are interested in pushing this president to do certain things that making your voice heard does matter. >> the president was deeply personal in this speech about the importance of fathers. take a listen. >> there's no more important ingredient for success, nothing that would be more important for us reducing violence than s
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